Saturday, 20 September 2014

Teddy Bo DT Call

Hi Everyone

Did you know there's a DT Call over at Teddy Bo?
I love these cute little bears, so thought I would give it a go.

I used a lovely Teddy Bea image from the new release and made this card.

I coloured Teddy Bea using my Graph'It Markers.  Here's a close-up

Graph'It Markers used:

Bear - 9401, 9402, 9403, 9405 - I coloured the bear and then sprayed some Mix'It Fluid onto a face cloth and dabbed it onto the coloured areas to create a fur effect.
Cheeks - 5115
Clothes - 7210, 7220, 7250
Wings - 7210, 7105, Silver Shake'It Glitter
Star - Gold Shake'It Glitter

I used card from my stash and papers from October Afternoon and Bo Bunny.  The button, twine, flowers and pearls are all from my stash.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Hope you like my card :o)


Friday, 19 September 2014

Graph'It Markers Challenge

Hi Everyone 

It's time for a new challenge over at Graph'It Markers, our theme this time is Light Source. 

I decided to have my light source coming directly from the front.  
Here's my card

Here's a close-up of the image

Graph'It Markers Used

Jeans - 7105, 7110, 7115, 7119.  
I coloured the jeans first.  Then sprayed some Mix'It Fluid onto a scrap of denim and dabbed it firmly onto the image to create a textured look.
I then coloured the rest of the image
Skin - 4120, 4125, 4155, 4170, 4135 cheeks & lips 
Hair - 2105, 2110, 2130
Blouse - 8110, 8120, 9201
Scarf - 5115, 5120

I used papers and card from my stash and embellished the card using, flowers, flourish, lace, button, twine, tickets, a glass bead, small bell and key, a vintage stamp, film roll and a peg. 

I'm going to enter this card into the following challenges 

The ABC Challenge - T is for Tic Tac Toe (I used the line Flowers - Laces - Dies/Punches)
Sisters of Craft - Anything Goes
Crafts and Me - Time for Anything
Paper Minutes - Jeans 

Thanks for stopping by today.  Don't forget to pop on over to the Graph'It Marker Blog and enter our challenge. 


Friday, 12 September 2014

Graph'It Marker Inspiration

Hi Everyone 

Time for some inspiration for our challenge over at the Graph'It Marker Blog.
Our current challenge is Amazing Hair, and I decided to do Afro-Caribbean hair.  

Here's my card: 

Here's a close-up

Graph'It Markers used
Hair - 3160, 3180, 3190
Skin - 3110, 3125, 3160
Dress - 5125, 5160, 5180


Image - Lala by Saturated Canary 
Colouring Medium - Graph'It Markers as listed above 
Card - From my stash 
Papers - Bo Bunny 
Tickets - Tim Holtz
Ribbon, Resin Flowers, Clip, Twine, Brad - All from my stash
Dies - Magnolia and Juz-Cuts 

 I'm going to enter this card into the following challenges:

Glitter n Sparkle - Use a Digi
The Ribbon Girl - Add Ribbon
Marker Pop - Anything Goes using Alcohol Markers 
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you like my card.
Don't forget, you still have a week to enter our challenge over at 


Friday, 22 August 2014

Graph'It Marker Challenge - Transparency

Hi Everyone

Here I am again with another post for Graph'It Markers.  Our challenge this time is Transparency, so you need to be thinking glasses, windows, water etc.

I made this card:

Here's a close-up of the coloured image: 

Graph-It Markers Used

Skin - 4120, 4125, 4155.  Cheeks 4135
Hair - 1210, 1230, 1250, 3150
Clothes, Head Dress & Shoes - 7210, 7220, 7250
Glass - 9201 and Blender Pen (0000) 

Stamps - Magnolia
Colouring Medium - Graph-It Markers
Papers - From Bo Bunny Sophie Collection
Card - From my stash
Tickets, Film Strip & Bulldog Clip - Tim Holtz
Lace, Pins, Gem, Flowers & Tassel - All from my stash
Eiffel Tower Die
Ribbon, Buttons, Pearl Embellishment - All from my stash

I'm going to enter this card into the following challenges:

Allsorts Challenge - Masking and/or Stencilling
Glitter n Sparkle Challenge - Use some Metal 

So, hop on over to the Graph'It Marker Blog and check our what the rest of our fabulous team have created, I'm sure you'll find plenty of inspiration for our Transparency Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by today :o)


Friday, 15 August 2014

Graph'It Markers Inspiration

Hi Everyone 

I'm so excited to be able to tell you that I have been chosen as one of the new Design Team Members for Graph'It Markers - I am thrilled to part of this talented team and can't wait to show you how fabulous Graph'It Makers are.  

Our current challenge over on the Graph'It Marker Blog is Fluffy Stuff -  so think fur or feathers :o)

I made this card:

I used a new image from Polkadoodles featuring Winston (he's so cute!!!) 

Here's a close-up of the coloured image:

Can you see the textured effect on the bears?  To create this I first coloured the bears, then I got a flannel (face cloth) and sprayed it with Mix'It Fluid, I then dabbed this onto the bears to create the textured look of fur.  

Graph'it Markers used: 

Bears - 1210, 1230, 1250, 4120, 4125
Dress, Shoes, Bow Tie, Cumabund - 5110, 5210, 5220, 5240
Scarf & Underdress - 9100, 9102
Suit - 9500, 9502, 9505
Flowers - 5110, 5210, 5220, 5240
Leaves - 8150, 8120
Champagne - 4110

I'm going to enter this card into the following challenges :

Crafty Girls Challenge - Anything Goes

So hop on over the the Graph'It blog and see what the rest of our fabulous team have created.  I'm really looking forward to showing you lots of projects using Graph'It Markers, so make sure you keep an eye on my blog :o) and please ask me if there is anything you would like to be show you - I'm always happy to share tips and ideas with you :o)

Thanks for stopping by today.

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Ship Ahoy !!!

Hi Everyone

Today I have a lovely lighthouse to share

 I added two Magnolia images, which I coloured using my Copic Markers.  Here's a close-up:

 I also added a couple of shell charms and an anchor charm, which I attached with twine,

I cut all the pieces for my lighthouse using my Silhouette Cameo and a file from which you can find HERE.
The papers I used are from Grapic 45.
The charms and twine are from my stash.

Of course, every Lighthouse Keeper needs a cottage to live in, so I made a cottage too...

I'm going to enter this project into the following challenges:

Addicted to Stamps - Anything Goes
Divas by Design - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Magnolia Down Under - Anything Goes
Tilda's Town - Anything Goes
Totally Tilda - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you like this project. :o)


Sunday, 27 July 2014

Howdy Cowboy !!!!

Hi Everyone

Last week it was William's 12th Birthday, and I made him this card:

I used Cowboy Edwin for this card and I coloured him using my Copic Markers (unfortunately, I didn't keep a list of the pens I used, sorry).

Here's a close-up:


Image - Cowboy Edwin from Magnolia
Colouring Medium - Copic Markers
Card - From my stash
Papers, Ribbon and Badge - From October Afternoon Sarsaparilla Collection
Button,  Twine, Charm and Buckle - All from my stash
Cattle Skull - Cut on my Sillhouette Cameo

I'm going to enter this card into the following challenges:

Tilda's Town- Anything Goes
Lovely hAnglar or sweet Magnolia - Buttons
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you like my card :o)


Saturday, 5 July 2014

Silhouette Challenges - Special Challenge Glass Etching

"Special Challenge - Glass Etching" over at

"Special Challenge Glass Etching"
Begins: Saturday July 5
Ends: Sunday, July 20

A blog dedicated to the Silhouette Cutting Machines.
You MUST use a Silhouette somehow in your project.

This is in addition to our regular monthly challenge.

DT members were not required to participate.
We have 8 participating.

Sponsor is:

Winner will receive:
Silhouette Cameo Replacement Cutting Mat

Winners for any challenge is announced on the Winners page on the 3rd day of the following month after a challenge ends.

If you have never used the Silhouette for glass etching here is a how to video.

Well, I have never used my Silhouette for glass etching, or done any glass etching before, so I thought I'd give it a go for our challenge.  I decided to make a dessert set - one large serving bowl and four smaller dessert bowls.  I chose a suitable image from the Silhouette Store, I then drew a rectangle around the design in order the made the template.  I then sized this suitable for the large bowl before reducing it to suit the size of the smaller bowls.  I cut my template using my Silhouette and then followed the glass etching instructions that come with the Glass Etching Starter Kit from Silhouette.

Here's the result

I really enjoyed glass etching and will definitely be doing it again!!

What are you waiting on? Step outside your comfort zone and join in the fun.

You can find our challenge over at the Silhouette Challenge Blog, with lots of inspiration from some other members of our fabulous design team.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Silhouette Challenge #15 'Print N Cut'

It's the time for another challenge over at

Ch# 15 Print N Cut
Begins: Tuesday, July 1
Ends: Thursday, July 31

A blog dedicated to the Silhouette Cutting Machines.
You MUST use a Silhouette somehow in your project.

Sponsor this month is:

Silhouette Printable Cotton Canvas

So.....what did I make?

I made this card

To make my "Print n Cut" element, I opened my Saturated Canary Digi in Silhouette, traced it and off set the trace for my cut line.  I then printed it on my printer (not forgetting to print the registration marks) and then cut it in my Silhouette Cameo.  I then coloured the image using my Copic Markers.

Here's a close up of the cut and coloured image:

Materials used for this card:

Image - Vintage Violet from Saturated Canary
Colouring Medium - Copic Markers
Papers - From the Bo Bunny Jazmyne Collection
Card - From my stash
Dies - Magnolia So Wrapped Heart and Creatalbes Flourish
Ribbon, Buttons, Twine and Flowers from my stash

Head in over to see what the DT has created for you inspiration and link up today.
Click HERE

Thanks for stopping by today.